Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication date: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Link: Cress - goodreads
Previous Reviews: Cinder Book 1 Scarlet Book 2
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.I flew through this series. I repeat.. I LOVE THIS SERIES. I cannot get enough of it. I am so glad that I picked it up. I was a little nervous since this book is long... and that there was going to be another character added. But again Meyer does a fantastic job of world and character building.
This time around we get to travel to space. A new character Cress (Rapunzel) is added to our crew. I have to admit, I could be a fangirl of this series. I will admit I liked this better then the second book. Scarlet was a good book and I still gave it 5 stars.. but this book is even better. Perhaps because it's longer and I get into the world even more. We learn more about the characters we already knew. the plot in this book is flawless. I cannot wait for the next book Winter.. or even the prequel Fairest.
Cinder is just as fun in this book as the others. She has a big decision to make in it about which characters to follow since the "team" splits up. Scarlet is barely in this book. She has her own misfortunes going on.. but I have a feeling she will be in Winter a lot. Cress is introduced again where Cinder and her crew (Thorne, Wolf, Cress, Iko) have to go and rescue her. That of course is a huge deal.
Thorne is still my book boyfriend. I haven't had one in a long time and I really like him. He reminds me a little of Captain Kirk from Star Trek. I actually pretty much read Cinder, Scarlet and Cress in a row. So I am so sad that I have to wait to finish this series! NO! I will admit though I didn't see a lot of story parallels to Rapunzel. Scarlet and Cinder had more of their origin stories in their books. The only thing Cress really had was her hair (that I noticed unless I missed something).
I really think this is an amazing series. It has been fun and the writing has been spot on. Winter is one book that I am hoping maybe..just maybe I can get an ARC of (I seriously never care if I get ARCs).
The crystal ball says:
Sun is shinning!!! Great day to go outside and read this book.
Be sure to read my other reviews for the books in the series: